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Zombie Britannica [Paperback]

Thomas Emson
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Book Description

1 Aug 2010
In 2009, Canadian researchers warned that a zombie plague would wipe out civilization ... unless we were ready -


As temperatures reach unprecedented levels, the dead rise - and eat the living. There is no warning. There is no time to prepare. And with tens of thousands dead or infected, another waking nightmare comes to terrorize the survivors -


As the nation teeters on the edge of extinction, those who survived the onslaught fight for their lives, and for the lives of their loved ones ...

CARRIE ASHER must battle her way across the blood-soaked streets of London to save her six-year-old daughter who is locked in the basement of their home - with her zombie-infected father upstairs.

VINCENT MASKELL is trapped in a Welsh castle with the girl he loves. But how can he be her knight in shining armour with a zombie army besieging the medieval fort and the humans inside slowly losing their minds?

CRAIG MURRAY and his family are stuck in a traffic jam in Scotland when the zombies attack. But when his younger sister is kidnapped, he is forced to confront a human monster as well as the undead hordes.
The odds are against us. The zombie throng is growing. Our numbers are dwindling -


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Product details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: snowbooks (1 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906727376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906727376
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Thomas Emson is the writer of werewolf thriller Maneater, its sequel Prey, vampire novel Skarlet, and the Jack-the-Ripper tale, Pariah. He is now writing Kardinal, the third and final part of The Vampire Trinity, which began with Skarlet. He lives in the south-east England with his wife and their animals. You can follow his Tweets at twitter.com/thomasemson, and his website is thomasemson.net.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars oh dear 5 Sep 2011
I was really looking forward to this. What could be better than a zombie book set in the UK? As it turns out, lots of things! I think what really annoyed me is that it's very badly written. Just because it's a zombie book doesn't mean the readers of said genre lack intelligence. Unfortunately the book certainly implies this. The characters are less than one dimensional, there's no character development to speak of - I actually wanted the sad gits peopling this book to die, lucky for me, eh? Then there's the plot - or at least I assume there was meant to be one... basically, heat causes zombies to rise, everyone gets eaten. End of story. There other thing is, there's oodles of blood and gore but instead of amping up what little plot there was, it just makes for a bore fest, not a gore fest! I actually thought this was the authors first book, but the really horrifying thing is, it's at least his third! So the really scary thing is, there's some maniac stalking the halls of book publishers handing out publishing contracts like drugs! How scary is that?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too awful for words 27 Aug 2013
By Space
A very poor attempt to cash in on the current interest in zombie novels. The author seems obsessed with the word 'screaming' for some reason as it crops up throughout. Save your money and avoid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing read 28 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book a while ago but have only just got around to reading it. To be honest I wish I hadn't bothered. The action starts right away (which is the reason I gave the book 2 stars) but I didn't really warm to any of the characters to the extent that I sometimes found myself rooting for the zombies!! Civilisation seems to fall apart in about 5 minutes and apart from the main characters nearly everyone else seems to be thoroughly disagreeable and only out for themselves. I mean i'm sure that some people would take advantage of the situation but nearly everyone?! Come on!!
I can't say I would recommend this book to other people. I have more books by the same author waiting to be read so I'm hoping they will be better!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Zombie Book 7 Nov 2010
Like many I live in the U.K. and thought that reading a zombie novel set in the U.K. would be...novel. Unfortunately this reads like something written by someone that has:

1. Never visited the U.K.
2. Has only a tourist map.
3. Has no experience of the U.K. outside of watching Jeremy Kyle.

If you love insulting stereotypes, if you believe that hoodies would be murdering people for fun 20 minutes after the start of a zombie outbreak, if you have read every other zombie novel ever written then please go ahead and read this book. Otherwise I would suggest that you stay away.

As far as the plot goes:

1. Multiple perspectives from several survivors spread across Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) who are related in some way.
2. The dead rise.
3. People open doors to impregnable castles multiple times.
4. No one has a shred of common sense.
5. Almost everyone dies.
6. the end
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First half lacking, second half better. 21 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I like this genre but there are better books, try 'The Remaining'.

The positives are that it's simple and easy to read. The negatives are that the action is much of the same chapter after chapter. Oh and ... Why oh why do authors insist on believing in terror situations, even in the event of missing children, women will be unable to control their sexual desires. I may never find out for sure but I feel copulation may be the last thing on my mind when faced with dismembered bodies etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't know if I want to carry on reading! 17 Jan 2013
I bought this book a while ago. When I got around to reading I was very excited. But I'm sorry to say, it isn't a very good read. I feel its poorly written, with some characters doing pointless things. The word "Zombies" being repeated all the time is annoying.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quite poor... 8 Sep 2010
By T.
Format:Library Binding|Verified Purchase
I was rather excited to get my hands on this book as I enjoy the Zombie genre and having a book set in the UK was attractive.

BUT, from the very first line I started to have reservations, the setting in London should've been an exciting, break neck journey of chaos and horror. It wasn't.
I wanted to feel like I was in London, not just reading a page in a book...

The story is a basic zombie munch munch with our characters having a dubiously plain back stories.

During, what should be terrifying attacks, the descriptions, I found to be flat and repetitive, I started to count how many times the author wrote 'zombies' in one sentence due to the lack of detail.

Its a shame really, as I really wanted this book to be entertaining, as with other comments, I'd recommend Dead Beat as a superior alternative, in fact, I bought both books at the same time, started to read this one, then stopped because I found it so bad and read Dead Beat, then finished this one!

Very surprised at this is the authors 3rd book... maybe the next one will be an improvement?
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassingly poor read 5 Sep 2010
By Malibu
I was drawn to this book as have others as this is a UK based Zombie book which I personally have not come across before but I really wish I hadn't bothered. At points I was cringing at the dreadful dialogue and very nearly binned it twice, both were terrible stereotypes of Scottish dialect, it felt like I was reading a 12 year olds homework. The book didn't flow at all and I didn't feel ay warmth for any of the characters, all in all probably the worst book I have read, and I have read Dan Brown!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great!
great book! loved it! couldn't put it down. so fast paced and interesting! could have been a better ending or maybe even a sequel
Published 6 months ago by Joe Hornby
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Exactly as shown in the web page. Exactly what we needed and in plenty of time. Thank you very much
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Zombie Entertainment
I absolutely love Zombies and when I came across this book. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. Carrie Asher is my favourite character in the whole of the book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by mrs wendy samways
1.0 out of 5 stars If I could give this a zero score I would.
This is not only one of the worst zombie books I've ever read it is also one of the worst books I have ever read in my entire life. Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2012 by M. A. Tams
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Exciting.
Zombie Britannica is mostly the 'stereotypical' zombie novel. Dead things rise and try to eat everyone else who is alive. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2012 by Mr Dave Lightfoot
3.0 out of 5 stars A book of contrasts ..
On balance this book is worth buying for the well plotted dynamics of various groups under pressure - the street gang and the group who'd taken refugee in the castle especially. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2012 by Mr. Richard A. Denham
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't even bother
This is BY FAR the worst book I have ever read, and I have read some bad books in my time. I spent as much time saying "oh for goodness sake! Read more
Published on 14 July 2011 by Kikishua
2.0 out of 5 stars plot holier than thou!
Wow, as bandwagon books go, this this one feels like it was knocked out in an afternoon by sellotaping bits of other books together. Read more
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by wowsers
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